Press

NAMI-NYC Metro has been featured in many news outlets for its advocacy work in mental health.

For press and media inquiries, please contact us at communications@naminyc.org.

Press Releases

2016

Following the death of Deborah Danner, the Bronx woman recently killed by the police, organizations call on the NYPD to double number of officers receiving Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), redeploy trained CIT officers in response to Emotionally Disturbed Person (EDP) calls, and build citywide diversion centers.

“Through Thrive NYC, the City has taken a number of important steps to improve criminal justice system responses to people with mental illnesses, including implementing best practice Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.  As the number of trained officers grow, we want to ensure that when a family or community member calls 911 about a person experiencing a crisis, they can count on a CIT trained officer responding to the situation,” said Wendy Brennan, Executive Director, NAMI-NYC Metro.

Click here to read the press release.


NAMI-NYC Metro and Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) co-hosted its second CEO Summit on Mental Health in the Workplace in New York City alongside the Partnership for New York City and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation’s Partnership For Workplace Mental Health. The meeting included several members of the Partnership for New York City and other top employers. Click here to read the press release.

2013

NAMI-NYC Metro Partners with Managed Care Organization Beacon Health Strategies to Create New Community-Based Mental Health Pilot. Click here to read the press release.

Media Coverage

2016

Fixing Mental Health In The Workplace Requires A Lot More Than A Yoga Room – Executive Director Wendy Brennan quoted in article on FastCoExist about the importance of changing workplace culture in order to destigmatize mental health issues in the workplace.

2015

When You’re Worried About a Colleague’s Mental Health – NAMI-NYC’s Workplace Toolkit was featured in an article in the Harvard Business Review about creating mentally healthy workplaces.

2013

I Will Listen! – NAMI-NYC “I Will Listen” anti-stigma campaign featured in the Huffington Post Blog.

Seeds of Hope Gala in New York Shines Light on Mental Illness – The Wall Street Journal

A Campaign Urges Listening to Those Torn by Mental Illness – The New York Times

Mental Health Pros Seek Crisis Intervention Teams – The Epoch Times

[50 Years, 50 Stories] Celebrating Community Mental Health and Addictions Treatment – National Council Magazine (pg. 49, featuring one our volunteers)

Mental health in the US: New ideas on care emerge – The Christian Science Monitor

A Hedge Funder’s Crusade to Raise Awareness, End Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness – Institutional Invester’s Alpha

Are you Ignoring Employee Mental Health? If so, That’s Not a Smart Business Decision – COMMERCE Magazine

Salud Mental: prioridad en NY – El Diario La Prensa

Will Gun Laws Hurt the Mentally Ill? – BBC News

The Family Role in Recovery: Understanding the Illness and Embracing the Process – Mental Health News

Mental Health Community Wary over New York Gun Control Law – CCTV News

2012

What Next After Newtown: What Our Country And Communities Can Do – PBS Special

Help for parents with kids with mental illnesses – WABC News

With Bellevue Psychiatric Unit Offline, Mentally Ill Face New Challenges – WNYC

Mental Illness: Lifting the Stigma – BrianLehrer.tv

Unions lobby, but state goes forward with plan to close Kingsboro Psychiatric Center – New York Daily News

2011

Anxiety treatment: Medication, therapy or both can help – Los Angeles Times

A Bronx family that benefited from the six-week NAMI Basics class is profiled in this story from NY1.

As many as one in five child welfare cases involves a parent with a mental health diagnosis. NAMI’s partnership with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services to help parents succeed is mentioned in this story from City Limits.

Read board member Jacqueline Martinez’s letter to the editor of the New York Times in response to this story about the link between mental health disorders and substance abuse.

Read a column in the New York Daily News about NAMI’s Family-to-Family Program. To learn more about this class or to sign up for the next session, call the Helpline at 212-684-3264.

Read our letter to the editor of the New York Times in response to a troubling front-page story on an incident in Massachusetts.

NAMI-NYC Metro’s study of Timothy’s Law–New York State’s parity law–was published in the journalPsychiatric Services. Read a summary of study results here. Our Op-Ed for the Times Union of Albany can be found here. Read a post about it on the Health blog of the Wall Street Journal here. Read other stories inLong Island Business News and Mental Health News.

Read a story about the 2011 NAMIWalks NYC in the Wall Street Journal.

Watch a NY1 story on the 2011 NAMIWalks NYC.

Read our letter to the editor in the New York Daily News about how educators and police must learn skills to handle children with serious emotional and mental disorders.

Watch a story about bipolar disorder from WABC-7 featuring NAMI’s Executive Director Wendy Brennan and Adria Allison, a facilitator of classes and support groups at NAMI-NYC Metro.

NAMI-NYC Metro Executive Director Wendy Brennan is featured in a story about Medicaid redesign from WAMC/Northeast Public Radio. Listen to the story here.

2010

NY1 aired a story on a new peer counseling program at some NYC public hospitals, featuring comments from NAMI-NYC Metro’s Mary Lee Gupta. See the video and read the transcript here.

Read a column about NAMIWalks NYC 2010 in the New York Daily News.

CBSNews.com covered the 2010 NAMIWalks NYC. Watch the video.

Read a post on the Health blog of the Wall Street Journal related to NAMI’s activities on mental health parity.